Tag Archives: Colorado

Orvis Trout Bum of the Week XXI: Clint Packo


Written by: Phil Monahan

Clint Packo shows off a sweet rainbow trout.
All photos courtesy Clint Packo

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) This is our second round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have turned their passion into a vocation, spending their time in an outdoor “office” that may include a. . .

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Photos of the Day: Winter on the South Holston


Guide Matt Miles with a sweet South Holston brown.
All photos by Pat Dorsey

It was a cold wintery day, one that would make three fellas question their sanity. It was 10 degrees and snowing hard on the South Holston last week. I guess it boiled down to us all being serious anglers because none of us wanted to. . .

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Photos and a Story: Winter Wonderland in Colorado

Written by: Will Long


Will Long ended his angling year with a 22-inch Colorado brown trout.
All photos courtesy Will Long

[Editor's Note: Blog reader Will Long sent in this story and accompanying photos about how he ended his angling year in southwestern Colorado.]

So living in South Texas, I don’t often get to experience true winter fishing. We occasionally have some cold days down on my home river, the Guadalupe, but nothing like what the states north of. . .

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Photo of the Day: Home-for-the-Holidays Rainbow


Written by: Phil Monahan

Forrest Dorsey shows off a Christmastime rainbow trout from the South Platte.
Photo by Pat Dorsey

Famed Colorado guide Pat Dorsey sent in this great photo of his son, who caught a sweet rainbow on a size 18 egg pattern. Pat wrote, “It’s great to have my oldest son, Forrest, home for. . .

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Photo Essay: Wet Wading in the Colorado Backcountry

Written by: Jonathan Hill


The author shows off a fine small-creek brown trout from the South Fork of the Conejos River.
All photos courtesy Jonathan Hill

I am pretty sure that the urge to walk in water is in my blood. Growing up in the country of Western New York with a creek running through my backyard might also have had something to do with that. During the summer, we were always. . .

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